Thursday, 4 March 2021

3. School Notices - Week 5, Term 1 2021


Altar Servers

Saturday 6th March - Clarence & Rheanna Coscos and David Kilgour
Sunday 7th March - Ivy-Belle Mestrom

Birthday Greetings to
Ivan Bennyson and Pippa Campbell

Max Fatafehi who is an ex student of St Joseph's has been selected for the NZ U16 Talent Identification Camp to be held in Auckland in October.  Max was selected from the recent NZ National regional tournament for the U16 and U18 touch teams in Auckland and he is the only North Otago boy to be selected along with 5 other Otago boys.  Well done Max and good luck with your touch career.

Thursday 4th - home and school meeting tonight at 7.00 pm at the Northstar
Monday 8th -  winter sports forms due back in
                     - rippa rugby forms due back in
                     - parent reconciliation meeting number 2 at 7.00 pm
Tuesday 9th - senior school swimming sports
Wednesday 10 - hungry horse cafe

Rippa Rugby
The children who are interested in playing in the rippa rugby tournament on Friday 19th March have been given letters to take home with their permission slips due by Monday.  At this stage we have had no offers of help to coach any of the teams so we will only send teams if we have coaches.  Thanks to the parents who have offered to help with transport.

School Newsletter
A copy of the weekly school newsletter is always on the wall outside the office if you need to refer to anything.

Senior Swimming Sports
Due to Level 2 guidelines, we have had to postpone our senior swimming sports to Tuesday 9th March as we were unable to have spectators at the pool due to the 100 person limit. 

If we move to Level 1 this weekend, the swimming sports will be on for everyone but if we stay at Level 2, the swimming sports will only be for the competitive swimmers.  A notice will be sent home on Monday regarding this.  

If you are available to help at our school sports at either Level, please let Paula Brien know asap.  A copy of the swim programme is attached to the email.

This week we had our last swimming lessons and the instructors commented to us they were all very pleased at the progress the children had made in their swimming this term.

Winter Sports
This week the winter sports enrolment form was emailed to all families in regard to playing winter sports for St Joseph's.  All replies need to be in by Monday 8th March and if you need a paper copy, there is one at the office.

Players Wanted
If you know of anyone who would like to play either netball or rugby for our school, please get them to contact Paula Brien at  We are able to accept players from outside of school for these codes because St Joseph's School is an independent sports club.  Basketball and miniball are played under each school's name and not as a club.

North Otago Basketball are asking for nominations/applications for coaches and managers for all age group representative teams.  The ages for both the boys and girls teams are: U13, U15, U17 and U19.  Nominations/applications should be forwarded to the North Otago Basketball Association at on or before 12th March 2021 or for further information please either email or phone Susan on 027 222 2187.

Community Notices
  • Come join us at the Oamaru Farmers Market - Sunday 7th March

    Every Sunday from 9:30 am - 1 pm at the Harbour area

    • Art and Craft Market joins us this Sunday.
    • Live band and kiddies games.
    • Fresh veges and fresh fruits (including different types of berries), cheese, milk, honey and spreads for your kitchen
    • Yummy eats - cakery, fresh bread, fish, chips, chicken, beef, salads, bacon butties etc 
    • The Sharpening Truck will be joining us so come and get all your knives sharpened 
    There is something for everyone.

    Please Note: Due to Covid Level changes, we have cancelled Children's Day celebrations. We will hold a Children's Market Day at a later date to be advised.
  • Five Forks School Trail Ride - this weekend is still on.  Please check the flyer attached to the email for further information.

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